i do a lot of reading and typing while at my desk so i totally dig this hack from gordon.
he writes, "i was definitely inspired by switch to handsfree psp viewing but i was looking for something a little more multi-purpose. you usually see these retractable boom arms in radio stations with a microphone attached to it (about $150!) for $8.99, ikea's tertial lamp works just as well as a music stand in my home studio. for added stability, i recommend swapping out the (flimsy) stock hardware for higher quality bolts and wing nuts. also, plumbing hardware works wonders for permanent mounting to a desk or wall."